Pokémon Go game is now fully compatible with the Apple Watch, according to an announcement during Apple’s Special Event on 7 September by the Niantic.
You can now hatch Pokémon eggs on your wrist: today Niantic developer announced that the Apple Watch version of Pokémon Go is finally available.
The hugely popular game is now out and about on Apple Watch-wearing wrists. That means no more reaching into your pocket to pull out your phone to catch Pokémon. No — rather, you can just tap the app on your watch, and start catching.
It’s not a full version of the Pokémon Go game. Niantic has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily play Pokémon without having to always pull out your phone.
Better still, you can record the time you spend playing the game. You can tap to find nearby Pokémon, collect items from PokéStops, and even log your gameplay as a “workout.”
Apple Watch is positioned as a fitness device since the entire experience is geared toward fitness, when playing Pokémon Go on the Apple Watch, Niantic is letting gamers will be able to log a Pokémon-hunting session as a workout, for instance.
In addition, your Apple Watch sessions will count toward hatching your Pokémon Eggs, too, as well as receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon. which usually require gamers to walk a certain distance in order to get a new critter emerge. This Watch also giving a way to players to count that movement toward their daily fitness goals, according to the game’s website. players can also see how far they’ve walked and their calories burned.
Gamers will also receive alerts on their watch including when there are nearby Pokémon to catch, when you’re near a PokéStop, when your Eggs hatch, and when medals are awarded, says Niantic. When you come close to actually catch the Pokémon then you’ll still need to break out your iPhone.
Niantic noted that gamers have logged more than 8.7 billion kilometers, and have captured 88 billion Pokémon in the process. To put that in perspective, that’s about 200,000 trips around the globe.
Pokémon Go and Apple Watch, on the other hand, are a perfect match. The watch companion app liberates players from having to be glued to their iPhones for most of the gameplay, while helping avoid running into traffic.
Here’s the full list of features, according to an official blog post from the Niantic:
- Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal activity rings
- Count distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs and receiving Candy with your buddy Pokémon
- Receive notifications about nearby Pokémon
- Receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded
- Receive notifications about PokéStops nearby and collect items from them
Pokemon Go app for Apple Watch – especially for the Series 2 watch with built-in GPS changes that. The new app promises to let players track their gameplay as workouts.